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Is Iraq ready for its first gay Prime Minister?

He founded the country's first LGBT rights group—now Amir Ashour is planning his political career

By Serena Kutchinsky  

“Help me prove that ISIS and other extremists don’t represent all Muslims, and that many Muslims actively promote peace and equality.” The sentiments of many in the wake of the brutal terror attacks in Paris and Beirut, but the words of one young man, Amir Ashour, who is determined to turn rhetoric into reality. Ashour is the founder of IraQueer—Iraq’s first, and only, LGBT organisation that provides support and legal advice…

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